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Friday, October 26, 2018

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Reception


Saturday, October 27, 2018

8:00 am – 8:50 am Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:15 am

Welcome and Plenary
Accounting - 1.5 CH

Speaker: Helen Brown-Liburd, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Update from AAA Immediate Past Council Chair
Speaker: Markus Ahrens, Saint Louis Communit College, Meramec

 10:15 am–10:30 am


10:30 am–12:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions 

1.01: Social Media Influences in Accounting
Accounting - 1.8 CH
Moderator: Phebe L. Davis, Clemson University

Wisdom of the Crowd and Stock Price Crash Risk: Evidence from Social Media Activity of Investors
Babak Mammadov, Clemson University
Miran Hossain, Florida Atlantic University
Seyed Hamidreza Vakilzadeh, Florida Atlantic University

Social Media Visibility, Investor Diversity, and Trading Consensus
Weiwei Wang, Weber State University
Rajib Hasan, University of Houston–Clear Lake

Friends in Media: The Implications of Media Connections on Firm’s Information Environment
Babak Mammadov, Clemson University
Miran Hossain, Florida Atlantic University
Seyed Hamidreza Vakilzadeh, Florida Atlantic University

1.02: Accounting Education and the Profession
Accounting - 1.8 CH
Moderator: Ranier Michael Robinson, The University of Alabama

Equipping Students for the Profession: Collaborative Learning Projects, Peer Review, & Self-Assessment in Introductory Accounting Courses
Sarah Cathryn McCrary, Georgia Gwinnett College
Tomeika Williams, Baker College

Why Aren’t More Minority Accounting Students Choosing the Auditing Profession? An Examination of Career Choice and Perceptions
Porschia Nkansa, California State University, Los Angeles
Josette Pelzer, College of Charleston

An Empirical Study of HBCU Accounting and Other Business Students’ Perceptions and Usage of LinkedIn
Xia Zhang, Alabama A&M University
Botao Chen, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Sponsored by KPMG
Accounting - 1.0 CH

Speaker: Robert Marley, University of Tampa

My KPMG Story
Speaker: Dasha Walker, Senior Partner, KPMG 

1:30 pm–3:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions 

2.01: Gender and Diversity Issues in Financial Accounting
Accounting - 1.8 CH
Moderator: Jenice J. Prather-Kinsey, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Does the SEC Diversity Disclosure Requirement Impact Board Diversity?
Michelle Harding, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Zawadi Rehema Lemayian, Washington University

CEO Gender, Corporate Social Responsibility and Earnings Persistence
Curtis Farnsel, The University of Oklahoma

Gender in Corporate Governance: Evidence from Mexico
Carmen B. Rios, University of Puerto Rico
Rogelio J. Cardona-Cardona, University of Puerto Rico
Karen Camile Castro, University of Puerto Rico

LGBTQ Accountants: A Call for Oral History Research
Theresa Hammond, San Francisco State University

2.02: Financial Reporting Quality and the Regulatory Environment
Accounting - 1.8 CH
Moderator: Wendolyn Patrice Perdue, Western Governors University

Do Shareholders Prefer Political Connectedness or Corporate Social Responsibility? Evidence from Letting Trump Be Trump
Kelly Carter, Morgan State University

The Linkage Bonding Manipulation with Accounting: Learning from the Economic Efficiency Coupled with the Setting of Financial Legislation
Ozgur Kaymaz, Turkish Airlines Company
Mike Onder Kaymaz, Clarion University

An Econometric Evaluation of the Relationship between Management’s Good News and Unbiased Evidence of Financial Stress in Public Entities
Ingrid Amelia Hart, The University of Tennessee
Scott E. Miller, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Michael Lane Morris, The University of Tennessee

Accounting Comparability, Cultural Distance, and Global Corporate Credit Ratings
Vincent Y. S. Chen, National Chengchi University
Heeick Choi, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Myungsun Kim, University at Buffalo, SUNY

 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions 

3.01: Data Analytics and Machine Learning Techniques
Accounting - 1.8 CH
Moderator: Stephani Mason, DuPaul University

The Emergence of Data Analytics in Auditing: Perspectives from Internal and External Auditors through the Lens of Institutional Theory
Kimberly Walker, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Helen L. Brown-Liburd, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Karla Johnstone, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Using Accounting Analytics to Value Diversity through the Announcement of the Chief Diversity Officer
Robbie Bishop-Monroe, Creighton University

Predicting Secondary Equity Offerings (SEOs) Using Machine Learning
Wentao Wu, Louisiana State University

3.02: Financial Reporting and Leadership Issues
Accounting - 1.8 CH
Moderator: Andria Hill, University of Central Florida

A Cog in the Wheel or a Spanner in the Works: Examining the Perspectives of Valuation Service Providers
Dereck D. Barr-Pulliam, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Stephani A. Mason, DePaul University
Kerri-Ann Sanderson, Bentley University

The “Big” Question on Accounting Restatements: When and How Does Earnings Restatement News Affect Investor Trading and Investing Trust?
Kingsley O. Olibe, Kansas State University

Does Manager Ability Influence the Classification of Lease Arrangements?

Stephanie Antionette Hairston, Georgia Southern University
Charles I. Harter, Georgia Southern University

Two Archetype Masks Worn by a Successful Narcissistic Leader

Robert Neil Marley, University of Tampa
K. Doreen MacAulay, University of South Florida
Heidi A. Weigand, Mount Saint Vincent University

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm



Sunday, October 28, 2018

8:00 am – 8:50 am


9:00 am – 10:30 am

Plenary Session
Accounting - 1.8 CH

Speaker: Norma Ramirez Montague, Wake Forest University

Implicit Bias in Accounting
Speaker: Donna Maria Blanero, Dean of the Graduate School, Bentley University 

10:30 am – 10:45 am


10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Emerging Research
Accounting - 1.8 CH
Moderator: Michelle Harding, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

The Effect of a Major Customer’s Information Quality on Its Supplier’s Investment Decisions
Aaron Nelson, The University of Georgia

The Effect of Bank Competition on Accounting Conservatism
Liya Hou, The University of Texas at Dallas

Investors’ Reactions to Supplier Diversity Disclosures
Andria Hill, University of Central Florida

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm Adjourn Conference/Lunch
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Business Meeting

Note: The CPE Fields of Study curriculum is divided into twenty subject matter areas. These fields represent the primary knowledge and skill areas needed by accounting licensees to perform professional services in all fields of employment. Sessions that offer CPE credit have the Field of Study and Credit Hours (CH) in red. Each Credit Hour is based on 50 minutes. The Program Level for each of these sessions is Basic, unless otherwise stated. Delivery Method: Group Live

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